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MLB roundup: Yankees' Granderson out 10 weeks with broken arm

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The New York Yankees received some encouraging news about Derek Jeter's expected return to action, but that was more than offset by an injury to outfielder Curtis Granderson.

The Yankees announced Granderson will miss 10 weeks with a fractured right forearm, which he suffered when he was hit by a pitch in his first Grapefruit League at-bat on Sunday afternoon.

Granderson grabbed his right wrist and forearm after being hit by Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ in the first inning of the Yankees-Blue Jays game in Tampa.

Sunday's game was Granderson's first chance to play left field this spring as manager Joe Girardi started Brett Gardner in center.

Meanwhile, general manager Brian Cashman told MLB.com that Jeter is expected to make his first appearance in a Spring Training game on or about March 10.

---Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria took out full-page ads in the Miami Herald, Palm Beach Post and South Florida Sun-Sentinel to defend the way he has run the team.

Loria covered a variety of topics about the team, including last year's cost-cutting blockbuster trade with the Toronto Blue Jays, the way Marlins Park was financed and the two World Series championships it has won in its 20-year history.

---Marlins backup catcher Jeff Mathis is out for six weeks with a broken collarbone.

MLB.com reported the injury occurred in the fourth inning of the Marlins game on Saturday.

---The cousin of Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is selling his 2009 World Series ring, according to the New York Daily News.

Yuri Sucart, whom Rodriguez named as helping him use performance-enhancing drugs when he made his admission in 2009, is selling the championship ring Rodriguez gave him as a gift.

---Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Russell Martin withdrew from the World Baseball Classic, according to MLB.com.

Martin had hoped to play shortstop for Team Canada. The Pirates were nervous about their catcher playing in the middle infield and for the tournament.

--- Colorado Rockies right-hander Jhoulys Chacin will pitch for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic, taking the place of the Seattle Mariners Felix Hernandez.

Hernandez bowed out earlier this month.

---Washington Nationals pitcher Christian Garcia will be shut down for 10-14 days because of pain near his right wrist, CSNWashington.com reported.

Garcia, 27, had a 2.13 ERA in 12.2 innings of relief for the Nationals last season.
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